What's New in Lake George
The mandatory boat inspection program launched in Lake George last year has already demonstrated success. In fact, it has done so well in protecting the Lake against invasive species, that a similar program is being launched this summer to protect other bodies of water in the Adirondacks. 

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The Lake George Warriors boys basketball team won its second state championship in three years at the Glens Falls Civic Center this past weekend! 

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adk-brewery.jpgYes, a moose. Who would've thought that one of the most iconic and revered animals in the region could be the subject of litigation between two brewing companies?!

Apparently, Moosehead Breweries Limited, a Canadian brewery, has a legal claim on the "word 'moose' and the profile or silhouette of the head of the beast itself," according to The Post Star. Moosehead is bringing a lawsuit against Adirondack Brewery because of the latter's use of "moose" and the animal's likeness on packaging and labels of its Moose Wizz root beer, shown in the image to the left with Adirondack Brewery's Lead Cellarman, Philly Hartman.

This is not Moosehead's first attempt at protecting its "property". The brewery initiated a lawsuit in 1995 against Montana's Big Sky Brewing. It took a whopping nine years to resolve the battle over Big Sky's "Moose Drool" beer, which now cannot be sold in certain states.

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, and a dynamic duo may soon be coming to the region to put that theory into action. The History Channel's "American Pickers" is looking for collectors, gatherers, savers, and stockpilers throughout New York to feature on the show, and you could be one of them!

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Photo Credit: oldbike via photopin (license)
Mayor Robert Blais is among the longest-serving mayors in the country. He took a few moments to fill us in on what's new in the area, the most notable changes in the Village he has seen in his 44 years as Mayor and the contributions he plans on making in the future. 

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In 2014, The Lake George Steamboat Company, home to the historic Minne-Ha-Ha steam paddle wheeler, commissioned talented sculptor Alice Manzi to create a statue of Minnehaha as depicted in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 poem, 'The Song of Hiawatha.'

 

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It's common knowledge that wines get better as they age, and I think the same could be said of wineries. Adirondack Winery is celebrating its 7th Anniversary with a brand new look and a can't-miss celebration on April 11th!

Before we get to the party details, let's start with their stunning new look! Not only has Adirondack Winery made the move to adorn its bottles with new labels, but it has undergone a full transformation, including a new logo, new branding, and a new website. The makeover was inspired, according to Adirondack Winery President Sasha Pardy, by a desire to give customers a clearer picture of what the Winery is all about. "While our original logo has served us well, over the past couple years I had developed a feeling that we needed a logo that would better communicate what we are all about; better encompass the feeling of Lake George, the Adirondacks, and the role our winery plays in this community," Pardy said. You can see the difference between the old (left) and new (right) logos below and we love the new look!
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A favorite hangout for Lake George locals and beer lovers near and far, Judd's Tavern will be closing its doors one final time on Saturday, February 28th after 10 years of outstanding business.

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Over the past few years, advocates for a new skate park in Lake George village have repeatedly stated their case - and their wish is soon to become reality this summer. After much negotiation and planning, teens and adults alike will be able to legally skateboard in the Charles R. Wood Park - and we couldn't be more stoked about it!

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(Complete Skate Park Drawing Design)

Many people in the Lake George region were saddened when news broke in 2012 that their beloved Howard Johnson restaurant was closing. However, the doors under the iconic orange roof on Route 9 that first opened in 1953 have reopened this past January! What was once the largest restaurant chain in the United States in the 1960's and 70's has dwindled to only a handful of locations still operating with the Howard Johnson name. Howard Johnson's Lake George location is one of only three left in the world!

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Photo by Tyler LaPan

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